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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

NBC Sued Over "To Catch a Predator" Suicide

The sister of a man who shot himself after being involved in the NBC "To Catch a Predator" telecasts has sued the network in federal court, saying the event was "reasonably foreseeable". The man, Louis "Bill" Conradt, Jr., was an assistant county prosecutor in Texas. NBC says that although it has not yet seen a copy of the court papers, it plans to defend itself "vigorously." Read more here in a Washington Post story. Note that a former producer for the show has also sued, claiming that it "violated numerous journalistic ethical standards." See this Smoking Gun story.

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